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look like it is today, which is why i hate this time of year. >> uncle rob doesn't want to go sledding with the children? >> uncle rob wants to be on the couch with a hot toddy. >> i can see that. those who have carolina panthers quarterback cam newton in their fantasy football league should be quite happy this morning. cam simply went off last night on "monday night football" throwing a pair of first half touchdowns against the eagles. >> he wasn't done there. he punched in two tds from short yardage in the second half of the game. that was all the panthers needed. they win this one, 30-22. but it is not all glory here. both teams now stand at 3 and 8 for the year. so playoff chances a little slim. i think after what, 13, 14 years, eagles' head coach, this could be the swan song for andy re reid. could be out of there. certainly a rough season in the city of brotherly love this year
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the end of an era possibly for eagles football. my second favorite team. >> saints and eagles have eight wins this year. how many losses. won't do that. >> you are right. >> seven straight losses this season. started 3 and 1. >> ugly. ugly. ugly. ugly. all right. coming up, one of the most unforgettable military takedowns in american history and the heroine who made that happen. >> first, a huge internet retailer's operation on cyber monday. who has been tracking your online shopping habits this season? you are watching "world news now." ♪ the only place you want to be is underneath the christmas tree ♪ ♪ hang me up and put me on top >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by febreze air effects. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by febreze air effects. take a deep breath for me. describe the smell. it's very pleasant. fresh. some kind of flower maybe? remove the blindfold... awww, oh yuck! i didn't smell any of that!
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welcome back, everyone, a national shopping spree took place yesterday. tens of millions logging on to grab the welcome back, everyone, a national shopping spree took place yesterday. tens of millions logging on to grab the cyber monday deals. >> thanks to constant digital tracking we already know what folks bought, when they bought it, what they bought, what they could buy in the future, their cholesterol average, bowling average, family history. we know everything. well more here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: across the country, from so-called couch commerce at home, to the cubicle at work, americans were buying at a record pace and having every bit of their online behavior trakd. we know that at least half of cyber monday purchases were made
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from a work computer while the boss wasn't looking, mainly between noon and 2:00 p.m. browsing reaches a peak in the evening. most purchased items are consumer electronics, phones and tablets, followed by clothing like jeans and sweaters. and in a growing trend, we know that more than ever before, people are doing it on the go. from a mobile device. many while walking the aisles inside a store. in fact, an estimated 48 million shoppers now do something called show rooming. checking out a product or price in the real world, before buying online. >> personalized shopping. it's really becoming quite sophisticated. there is, in a sense, benefiting the consumer. >> reporter: no one has perfected online shopping like amazon.
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they fwarch gave us rare access to one of the company's 80 massive fulfillment centers where we ordered a video game, watched it pulled from a shelf by hand, then sent it on its way through miles of conveyer belts before being boktsed up. the company doesn't only sell just about everything, it uses sophisticated programs to track your online habits. a fully customized shopping experience to not only match prices, but increasingly, match your desire. >> i log on automatically you are suggesting i might want this and that. >> we have teams of super smart people who build algorithms to create personalized recommendations for our customers. >> reporter: one thing about online shopping, people return a lot more. up to 35% of online purchases are returned, versus 18% from traditional stores. by the way the video game that i purchased from amazon it showed up here from phoenix almost before i did complete with a handwritten message inside, "happy holidays from abc news." neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> i know this is subsidizing your holiday spending season. you are working a second job. can you go find the pink tuxedo
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that worked for you? speed it up, rob. >> leave here every day. i have bills to pay. expensive here in new york. do what you got to do. >> we'll be right back. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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welcome back, er welcome back, everyone. the search for osama bin laden, it was probably the greatest manhunt in american history. >> so how did the navy s.e.a.l.s know exactly how to find them? this one is our "favorite story of the day" as we now know it was through the tenacity of one young cia agent. martha raddatz has more. >> reporter: it is the story everyone thinks they know. the still thee night time raid by the elite s.e.a.l. team 6, sweeping into the bin laden compound in pakistan. >> you're in the elements, in the wind, you're in the sand, the sound of the rotor wash, and
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you can't see anything. >> reporter: "zero dark 30" has it all. but the oscar-winning team behind the "hurt locker" focused on a stunning new twist in the bin laden story at the center of this decade-long manhunt, a tough, young, female cia officer. >> action! >> reporter: played by jessica chastain. >> i didn't want to use you guys with your dip, velcro, and gear. >> i was blown away when i realized at the heart of the hunt was a young woman who had a tenacity and a dedication and a courage. she would never say no. >> you're going to kill him for me. >> reporter: it was maya, as she is called, who relentlessly focused on a long-forgotten bin laden courier, the link that would lead to the terrorist himself. >> got him? >> got him.
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>> reporter: i am curious how she felt about it at what point she knew she would be the focus of the movie. >> a lot of people that i spoke to were in an unusual position the they were proud of what they had done and yet they had more or less resigned themselves to the fact that what they had done is not something they could talk about publicly. >> reporter: for one very good reason. hollywood move or not, many of the real stars of this film like maya are likely back at work, back in the shadows. martha raddatz, abc news, los angeles. >> wow, who knew? that is awesome. >> out january 11th. want to go see that? >> we all should see that. piece of history. built a full-scale compound. no typical hollywood stuff. built the facade, replica there. this is very authentic. >> zero dark 30 comes from the time they landed at 12. 30. >> go see it. ges and i want new cooling relief! ugh. how do you feel? now i'm cold. hmm. this is a better choice. new cepacol sensations cools instantly,
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♪ wow. "gangnam style" still rocking number one. when social media began, everyone was enraptured with facebook posts of dinners, workouts, wedding photos, kid photos. now that social media is part of everyday life, people are feeling the need to document their lives a little more thoroughly for all the world to see. >> thorough is the key word. from pregnancy to weight loss, it seems everybody has a story to tell. >> reporter: call it a prequel, a home movie showing mom, showing the morning sickness, the first precious images of emma, and cameos from dad who put the video together. the whole time we see the belly get bigger and bigger, with 400,000 hits on youtube.
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emma may be a future box office star. >> the lifetime of children. first-time moms are digital natives, keeping track of everything in their lives. they're not very shy about it. >> reporter: the stop motion video shot by a couple in march which has over 9 million youtube views. and it's not just pregnancy. social media has sparked a super-sharing trend as we document every part of our lives. like this woman who turned her goal of losing 160 pound into an online project called changing room. >> the photos were something i could keep with me as a refs and i could flip through them and look at the picture, do i want to go backward, forward, continue with progress? >> reporter: and then there's 16-year-old talen nightwalker, determined to take a photo with
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as many species, geese to grizzly, 840 down, 25,000 to go. >> we feel like we are posting has to be great and want to one-up one another and pressure to do better. >> so easy, apps string together still photos into animation and add music. remember to keep the background and your outfit the same. like all hollywood blockbusters, save the show stopper for the end. >> oh. i like that. >> we need to document what you and i look like our first day on the shift and what we look like later. >> worse than the prd1ñ@ñ
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ng this morning on "world news now" -- morning mess. a wintry blast is bearing down across much of the northeast. >> the snowy mix could make it a slippery commute today for millions of folks out there. it is tuesday, november 27th. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now." good tuesday morning. merning. >> merning. >> i'm paula faris. so much fun to say that. >> so do i. i like that. merning. >> i'm rob nelson. we'll find out how much snow is going to fall today and where. coming up in just a second. but also this half hour, higher taxes on the table as the country edges closer to that fiscal cliff at the end of the year. some republican lawmakers are rethinking their promise not to raise the taxes. and then here's a tax problem worth having, the tax bill on a record $425 million powerball jackpot that's up for grabs wednesday night. people across the country are
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dreaming. >> and we all know the chances are beyond slim. i think, the money you are putting down is for the fantasy. just that moment, you go, "man if i won this, wouldn't that be great." you're buying that moment of escape. not buying a real shot. >> you're very familiar with fantasizing, right? >> oh, yeah. >> money. winning. >> helps you get through the day. and later they're back. 'tis the season for my favorite family, the griswolds, what got them together for 30 seconds after 23 years. can't believe it's been that long. details on what they're doing coming up in "the skinny." if you do not like national lampoon's "christmas vacation." you have no soul. funniest holiday movie ever. love the griswolds. >> coming from a man who has a heart as big as the grinch. no, i'm kidding. you've got a big heart. >> thank you. but first we begin with a slushy ride to work for millions of commuters in the northeast. many towns blanketed in white this morning. >> after buffalo got slammed with a messy snowfall. a new storm is poised to dump snow from new england to the mid-atlantic. nearly a half foot expected in mountains of pennsylvania and west virginia.
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and a mixture of wet snow and rain will menace drivers from d.c. to bean town. >> i love snow. road crews were out in force across pennsylvania, salting and spraying highways and streets ahead of the storm. many commuters say they plan to get an early start this morning. probably not as early as we got. even if the snowfall turns out to be fairly light, the timing couldn't be much worse. >> it's coming at a bad time, so if you don't treat it the right way during the rush hour, you could get some slippery spots. that's why it's important that we attack this the same way as any storm. >> we're going suggest that you call off sick. hundreds of salt trucks are standing by this morning. the storm is expected to be a quick hitter though. >> your favorite. now let's get into accuweather forecast now, the latest on what could be the messy commute for millions around the country. >> meteorologist jim dickey is
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tracking the snow for us. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob, paula. tracking a storm system here, gathering as we head on through the early morning hours. take a look at radar and satellite imagery, the northeast, mid-atlantic, see the conditions, the ingredients coming together. an upper-level disturbance out of the great lakes, frontal boundary hanging out here across portions of the southeast. see the heavy rainfall involved with that. as the two come together we will watch an area of low pressure develop. will bring wintry weather. many spots across the mid-atlantic around the freezing point. this will be a mixed event. some spots, rain, include the d.c. area. farther northward, central pennsylvania, toward new york city, a swath of 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected. as you head out on the roadways early this morning, give yourself some extra time. rob and paula, back to you. >> all righty. meteorologist jim dickey and accuweather. thanks for that report. one month after hurricane sandy, there's an astounding new price tag on the storm. new york governor andrew cuomo estimates repairs for the state and new york city will top $32 billion. another $9 billion may be needed to prevent damage from future storms. cuomo says sandy affected many more people and places than did
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hurricane katrina. next door in new jersey, which suffered $30 billion in losses, governor chris christie, just announce thad he's running for re-election. christie's won praise and new found popularity with his handling of hurricane sandy. he says he is going to seek another term next year. so he can continue leading the state through the long recovery. and he, won back in 2009 by 86,000 votes. so far no democratic challenger has put their name in the hat, but we're hearing rumbles of potentially newark mayor cory booker. another popular politician who has kind of gained some voice on the national stage. should be interesting. i wonder how two things will impact him in terms of his standing within the gop. number one, of course, the famous scene of christie and the president during hurricane sandy when he was very praiseworthy, you know, of the president, the speech at the convention, republican convention where he kind of talked, according to critics, talked a lot more about himself than governor romney.
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the stat was 17 minutes into the speech before he said the name romney. remember that? you wonder how the gop now feels about him. he is a popular guy. so -- >> got to strike while the iron is hot. >> that's right. everyone has their turn. we'll see. in other news now, the president's likely choice as next secretary of state begins making her round today on capitol hill. susan rice meets behind closed doors with some top republican lawmakers. of course, they have been critical of her comments on the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. senator john mccain is chief among her critics, but he has since backed off his threat to block her nomination. the two are set to meet tuesday. what a fascinating chat that will be. >> i'm sure they will embrace. also on capitol hill, signs of a growing republican revolt. lawmakers who promised not to raise taxes are now reconsidering. >> they're trying to avoid the fiscal cliff, which looms in just more than a month. abc's karen travers is in washington with the latest. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. there seems to be a realization sinking in for lawmakers from both parties that they're going to have to compromise to reach a
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deal. but for many republicans, that may mean breaking a long-standing pledge on taxes. >> reporter: the senate's back in session, and the countdown to the fiscal cliff now stands at five weeks. if congress doesn't act, $650 billion in spending cuts and tax increases automatically go into effect on january 1. there are now increasing signs that republicans may be willing to deal on the most controversial issue -- taxes. but for many republicans, doing just that would mean breaking a pledge to not raise taxes. and taking the political risks that come with it. the "no new taxes" pledge is the brainchild of grover norquist, president of americans for tax reform. >> what the pledge does, of course, allows elected officials to make it clear openly to the american voters where they stand. >> reporter: norquist may not be a household name outside the belt kwai, but here in washington he carries
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significant weight as evidenced by the hundreds of republican lawmakers who have signed his pledge over the years. even as top republicans signal they are willing to compromise there is still a catch. the white house indicated everything is part of the discussion. >> all three legs of this will have to be part of it. >> reporter: president obama has tapped treasury secretary tim geithner to lead negotiations on these fiscal cliff talks. rob and paula, back to you. >> both sides are going to have to give a little. both sides. should be interesting. the president now trying to make a public push. he's meeting with business leaders to try to sell this plan. the white house warning closer and closer, the average family will pay $2,200 more a year in taxes if we go over the cliff by the end of the year. >> republicans coupling this with the entitlement program saying, we will do this if -- comes down to say they're closing tax loopholes, yes, we
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will do so. raszing taxes, they don't want to do so. >> the president said during the first news conference. look, i understand the loophole argument you are making that is not enough money to get us where we need to be. seems to be a divide there. intense negotiations you can imagine behind closed doors and in front of the camera. >> closer we get the more leverage the president has. >> merry christmas, everybody. well, moving on now to a unique brand of football from northern minnesota, the star of the show is sunny, the golden lab, as you can call -- >> not sunny hostin. >> no, sunny -- no, no. >> she would be offended. >> call the pup a veteran. that's for sure. she's 13 years old. like a senior citizen running on the gridiron. >> sunny's owner plays quarterback. he says, during their daily practices they usually run through about 30 plays which, sunny has memorized. he also says sunny isn't going for hail marys any more. their playback is more slants and quick passes. >> we might need sunny for my new orleans saints, you could say. oh, low blow. against the black and gold. hurts. it hurts. but impressed by the dog. it's good. >> you're seriously impressed by a dog.
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>> not the usual cute and fuzzy story. it's doing something. an athlete dog. >> something useful. >> i get into that. don't want to upset the animal folks. they always rip me a new one on facebook. don't want to anger them, the holidays. i'll take it easy. coming up next, stop watching my show. that's what a tv star is telling everyone. a bizarre p.r. move you could say. >> are you saying that? >> no, i need the money. >> please watch all four of you. including our parents. your chances of winning the big $425 million powerball jackpot and the lottery gamts squlould try instead. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by sodastream. you by soda stream. ♪ money changes everything
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♪ i said money money changes everything ♪ ♪ i said money money changes everything ♪ >> well, as the notorious b.i.g. >> well, as the notorious b.i.g. once said, "mo money, mo problems." baby, baby. >> great philosopher. >> winning hundreds of millions of dollars, of course, is a dream these days, but having that kind of cash can change a person and his or her entire life. >> let's welcome that change. sometimes it really doesn't. abc's sharon alfonsy checks in with the nebraska eight. >> reporter: remember the eight meat-packing workers who captured the nation's imagination when they won $22 million each with a single ticket.
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>> i've been retired for four days now. >> reporter: we checked in. remember dave galey, the sanitation supervisor who showed up to work for three weeks after he won? >> we couldn't leave them in a bind. >> reporter: galey told us he finally took some vacations, bought a nissan, and sold his two-bedroom house for a three-bedroom one in lincoln. we found seven of the eight winners live in lincoln, population 260,000. >> when i see them today, i think their values are the same. >> reporter: most of the winners that day were family men. but not all. >> are you married? >> no. it's all mine. >> reporter: that was chastity, a few years ago she did get married. the lucky guy, rob stewart right there. he, too, was one of the lucky eight. his ex-wife got half of his winnings. >> big money tonight -- >> reporter: how can you increase your odds? are there lessons from the nebraska eight? their winning ticket was chosen by a computer. experts say quick picks and personal numbers have the same chance of winning. one in 175 million.
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the only way to increase your chances of winning is to buy more tickets. but the more everyone buys, the less likely you are to win. >> because a lot of people buy tickets, it actually makes the tickets a bad bet. >> reporter: search for lotteries that have smaller jack pots and also smaller frenzies. in those lotteries stay away from common lucky numbers, 3, 7, 11. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> we can only dream. >> just the thought. >> let's buy 750 million tickets. >> that's wise. >> the chances. that will bring us to the facebook question of the day. >> what would you do with $425 million big ones? log on to wnnfans.com. share your dreams with us. it is nice to dream when the lotto gets this big. >> we know we would get $5 million after taxes. what would you do with $5 million? >> lilt more, little more, little more. >> donate it to the fiscal cliff. >> oh, yeah. i'm sure most folks would do
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that. coming up next, why one star of the show ""two and a half men"" is saying something very bizarre about the show. and enlightening appearances from the cast
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skinny so skinny ♪ >> i don't know about you guys out there one of my favorite
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holiday movies this time of year, national lampoons christmas vacation. i laugh every time. ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ i don't know about you guys out there. one of my favorite holiday movies this time of year, national lampoon's "christmas vacation." i laugh every time. i watched it 4,000 times a parentally, old navy, bless their heart, they're getting the family back together. 23 years after the original movie for a new ad for some interesting pants that old navy is putting out there this season. they got the griswolds, chevy chase, beverly deangelo, and julian lewis who played their taught never the movie to get back together to do the commercial. >> ready? >> want me to do the drum roll thing? >> it's okay. here goes nothing. ♪ >> clark? >> ow. >> behold the griswolds' lightacular! >> there you see the pants lighting up instead of the house. the family is flipping out about
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the pants while clark flips out about the insanely lit house. i love the griswolds. i love that movie. get this too. the cast will get back together in october for the 29th anniversary of national lampoon's "vacation," the original movie, which is insane. great to see the griswolds back together. love the movie. >> do you watch "two and a half men?" >> i used to. >> well, jake, played by angus t. jones. wants you to stop watching it. he played on the show. he wants out of it. he came to the conclusion of taking an ivan jell ivan jell l god is good, and convinced the show is filth. posted it on youtube channel. sitting next to a seventh day adventist pastor, christopher hudson. take a listen to what he had to say about "two and a half men."
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>> jake from "two and a half men" means nothing. a nonexistent character. "two and a half men" if you watch "two and a half men", please stop watching "two and a half men." i am on "two and a half men." i don't want to be on it. please stop watching it. please stop filling your head with filth, please. >> please stop filling your head with filth. he's been on the show since he was young, 2003, make $350,000 an episode, but says he wants to leave the show. no comment yet from the show. >> warning against watching it. after he made his millions, eight, nine, ten seasons. fascinating. >> maybe he'll retroactively donate the money. >> we can only hope. we'll see if that comes to pass. cbs, have fun with that little controversy. >> a big day yesterday. down at "good morning america" doing a live hit on, something about the casey anthony case. a big day, alicia keyes was performing. i could stalk her. after the show was over i waited in the hallway to get a picture with the lovely ms. keyes. >> you did not. i did. posted it on facebook too. folks had great comments. and folks, christmas came early. and met alicia, as lovely,
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pretty, and sweet as she is talented. she sounded great. so i had a big moment in times square studio. thank you, alicia. she has stolen my heart. i am in love again. i just want to put that out there. >> that's actually her holiday card. that's a preview. [ laughter ] >> i wish. real quickly, 3.5 million tuned in for lindsay lohan's performance of "liz & dick" on lifetime. 3.5. apparently she tells sources at huffington post say friend say she wasn't prepared for the harsh criticism. she is devastated by the response to the film. hollywood reporter comparing it lifetime drama, to an snl skit. others saying she was sleepwalking through scenes. uh-oh. >> ooh. i've been coloring liz's hair for years.
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♪ but you've got to have friends the feelings so strong ♪ >> alicia's album comes out today. just wanted to plug my boo's project. >> still talking about alicia? ♪ but you've got to have friends the feelings so strong ♪ >> alicia's album comes out today. just wanted to plug my boo's project. >> still talking about alicia? >> drops today. >> i'm going to make you a big stalker sign. for a while, 16 years, oprah winfrey and david letterman were mortal talk show enemies. >> that's right. the public feud between the talk -- two high powered talk show hosts was one of the most talked about battles in tv. the two have since buried the hatchet years ago in fact. now they're doing some joint appearances. jenna coy reports from indianapolis. >> reporter: oprah winfrey shared her signature wisdom with ball state university students monday. she appear bfrd a crowd of more than 3,000 as part of alum david letterman's professional workshop and lecture series an got a rousing welcome.
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>> ladies and gentlemen, do me a favor. please welcome oprah winfrey. [ cheers and applause ] >> everybody is on the journey, the adventure of your life is to discover what your journey is. >> reporter: dave was a big draw too, but it was oprah, students were looking to for inspiration. and this media icon from humble beginnings didn't disappoint with nugget after nugget of powerful insights. >> if there was a number one reason why you've been able to be successful in your life, for me it is listening to that still small voice. it has guided me in every major decision. >> right. >> and when i get in big trouble is when i don't pay attention, i don't heed it. i really did believe that there was a power greater than myself. that that ruling my life. i really -- i really did believe. >> jenna coy, abc news.
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this morning on "world news now" -- tax turnaround. the looming fiscal cliff has some republican lawmakers ready to renege on their pledge not to raise taxes.
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>> but will their about-face be enough to spark a compromise on capitol hill? it is tuesday, november 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. and one washington power broker has been the driving force behind that "no new taxes" pledge. we'll get to that in a moment. also this half hour, fda officials used their new power to shut down operations at major food company after dozens of people got sick from peanut butter tainted with salmonella. we're talking about the nation's largest organic peanut butter processor. this will have a widespread effect. >> please stay tuned for details on that. and then a late november taste of winter. the snowy blast that is threatening to make a mess of this morning's commute. in the biggest cities in the northeast. bring your patience today, folks could be a slippery ride into work.
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and later, a look at the best holiday toys as our insider mom makes a list. she checks it twice rather. she's going to find out if you have been naughty or nice, rob. >> probably texts it too. >> she didn't text. stay tuned for the fun. i was going to ask for you to keep staring at the airplane going around and around. >> remote control operated thing like that. >> just look that, rob. keep going. usually what they're telling us. wrap. >> we're used to that. that's what they're saying now. new signs on capitol hill that a republican revolt might be under way with the fiscal cliff just more than a month away. >> lawmakers who promised not to increase taxes are now appearing more flexible on this hot button issue. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: it has been an article of republican faith for decades. no tax increases of any kind period. behind it all, this man, grover norquist. considered one of the most powerful men in washington. since he worked for ronald reagan in the 1980s, he has gotten virtually every elected republican to sign a pledge promising no tax increases.
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>> a taxpayer-friendly congress. >> reporter: they sign it to help get elected and don't violate it for fear of getting hammered for breaking their word. >> how many of these things have been signed? >> pledges? >> reporter: yes. >> thousands over the years. >> reporter: he keeps them on file. here's john boehner's pledge signed 20 years ago. >> reporter: if somebody signed this, 10, 18, 20 years ago are they still bound by it? >> now when you got married, did your wife understand there was an expiration date on the promise? when you borrowed money for your house, did they extend -- oh, geez, that mortgage? that was ten years ago. you're still asking me for money? if you make a commitment, you make a commitment. >> reporter: the pledge is the biggest obstacle to any deal that would raise taxes. with a budget crisis on the horizon and re-elected president insisting on tax increases, some republicans are thinking the unthinkable. ditching the pledge.
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>> i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country. >> i am not obligated on the pledge. >> the world has changed and the economic situation is different. >> reporter: and while virtually every republican in the past signed it, nearly a third of the newly elected house republicans refused to sign it this time. republicans ditching the pledge could be a big step toward a deal with the president. and on monday, another republican senator lisa murkowski told abc news she, too, would be willing to break the pledge in exchange for spending cuts. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> interesting. susan rice, the president's likely choice for secretary of state, faces top-level meetings today on chile. critical of her comments on the benghazi attack. capitol hill. rice meets behind closed doors with three top republican lawmakers who have been highly critical of her comments on the benghazi attack. among those is senator john mccain who had threatened to derail rice's nomination to the state. however the arizona republican has now backed off.
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he has famously said he would do whatever is necessary to block that nomination. over the weekend he said he would give everyone the benefit of doubt and wait for them to explain what happened. >> he would hear her out. some of the tough talk has, has, come down a little. should be interesting. i think could be still a tough sell. we will see. interesting, seeing a mark here that the president, now re-elected and doesn't have to run again for anything. he kind of saying is "this is my choice. i want her. i am willing to fight for her to get this job." maybe, probably wouldn't have seen this fight brewing if this was the first term. you've see an emboldened president obama sticking to his guns here. interesting to see. and still has questions to answer about benghazi. >> he hasn't publicly said she is his choice. be but he has that position to fill as well as treasury secretary because tim geithner will be leaving. two high-profile positions, hillary clinton and geithner. >> second term shuffle. as they say. here we go. >> yes, it is. new demonstrations set across egypt with tension growing over president morsi's recent power grab. protesters tossed molotov cocktails at police in cairo's tahrir square as they rallied against morsi's decision last
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week to seize absolute power and put himself above judicial review. now, some morsi supporters canceled a competing rally in cairo, hoping to diffuse anger and tension. also mourners have gathered at the burned out factory in bangladesh to remember the workers who died there. at least 110 people were killed and dozens injured in a fire after the disaster armed police were at the factory in order to maintain some order. workers rights' groups are hoping global outrage about safety conditions at factories throughout bangladesh will lead to some lasting and much-needed changes. well, the federal government has shut down the nation's largest organic peanut butter processor over concerns of salmonella salmonella poisoning. fda inspectors found salmonella all over sunland's new mexico processing plant. the inspections followed reports of 41 illnesses spread across 20 states. >> the illnesses that have been investigated are related to the peanut butter products from the
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one plant. >> now, besides trader joe's, sunland sold peanut butter and peanut products in target, safeway, as well as other large grocery chains. a horrific story here. a 3-year-old boy in suburban cleveland has been found dead, and his own mother has been booked for his murder. police announced the death of little emilio terry last night. his body was found in a bag at a landfill. originally his mother claimed he disappeared sunday at a park. later, though, police said her story became inconsistent and she admitted disposing of the boy's body while failing a polygraph test. the police during the investigation noticed that there was a garbage truck that had been the area during the time of the boy's disappearance. ordered that garbage truck to kind of pull off, and as the investigation was going on and during the search, that's where they found the little boy's body. >> lots of questions as to what
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would drive someone to take the life of their own child. clearly always mental issues at play. we hope we get some answers there. >> we know parents can snap. but you would hope -- >> have a point of sanity. well, they're breaking out the snow shovels in the northeast as a new storm blows in this morning. the snowfall comes on the heels of a storm that slammed western new york over the weekend. bringing the area the first significant snow of the season. drivers from the mid-atlantic to boston. going to have to navigate roads covered in a slushy mix. but heavier snow is coming down inland. and pennsylvania is expected to bear the brunt of the storm. so road crews have been out with their salt trucks proactively since yesterday afternoon. the snow is forecast to come down during the morning rush. that could mean a challenging commute for a whole lot of folks. millions of people trying to get to work. snow is only nice if you don't have to go out in it. if you can look at it, that's fine. well, with the snow and freezing rain, millions can expect miserable conditions on the roads in the next few hours.
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meteorologist jim dickey and the latest from accuweather. hi, jim. >> good morning, rob and paula. tracking an area of low pressure frontal boundary will bring light snow to many spots through the early morning hours. green comes together as we track forward here. temperatures across the region right around the freezing point. this will be a mixed event. north, 20s, teens this morning. still in the 40s in d.c. fueling the precipitation, and also again, leaving some of us seeing rain. that includes d.c. we'll see a wide swath from the mounta mountains, west virginia, central pennsylvania, to the new york city area. rob and paula, back to you. >> thanks a lot, jim. mother nature is giving tourists on hawaii's big island a major show. for the first time in nearly a year, lava flowing from the volcano is reaching the ocean. the molten rock could be clearly seen pouring down the mountainside. you see it there, hitting the water causing all that steam to rise up there. though impressive off to many, the flow is considered a trickle compared to last year's activity.
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>> it looks like nature's hotten to. >> that's right. a nice sauna. it would clear your pores out. it would be nice. a different sort of show high above the the streets in new york last night. for the first time ever, the empire state building got kind of funky putting on a disco-style light show. >> break out your glow sticks. it was all to show off the building's state-of-the-art one-of-a-kind lighting system. they say it can throw up virtual limitless colors, all more vibrant than colored flood lights used before. all in all, something pretty cool here in the big apple. like that. >> just have our own light show on the set sometime. a different sort of building or buildings, built last night in washington. they've called it ginger town university. >> happy for lights in the -- studio, they're on when we get here. it took more than 50 teams of
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designers, architects, builders, the yummy part now. made from over 250 pounds of gingerbread. 100 pounds of icing. 10 pound of gum drops. it will be on display all week until the structures are donated along with money to several charities. so good eating for a good cause. >> you can never really eat gingerbread houses. i don't. >> really? i thought you could. >> not the ones you buy in the store and construct. i guess you home make them. i have to put on the apron, get the sugar and flour out. >> there we go. whip it up. there we go. mystery solved. coming up next, republicans, democrats, and dating. who is delving into politics and love? and toys your kids are going to love. what makes our toy insider mom's picks for the season so much fun. it's all coming up. ♪ pulling on the rein bells are ringing ♪ ♪ children singing all is merry and bright ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" brought to you by lifestyle lift. brought to you by lifestyle lift.
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♪ here comes santa claus right down santa claus lane ♪ ♪ here comes santa claus right down santa claus lane ♪ ♪ here comes santa claus right down santa claus lane ♪ welcome back, everyone. we know your kids have had their holiday wish lists written down probably since last christmas, but there are some cool toys out there you may not know about. for that, laurie shakt, the toy insider mom is here with her hot list of holiday toys.
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feels like christmas morning. >> i love this time of year. we have a great collection of toys for all ages, interests and budgets. beginning with our little ones we have the amazing mushroom. it is a grow-with-me toy. we can start with this on the floor. our little ones, playing, sitting can play with it. and once up here, they have a full activity center with music. >> beautiful. >> on/off switch, couple of balls and lots of fun for the kids. cinderella. right out of the vault, the movie. >> just like that. >> my magical wand cinderella. >> thus the wand. >> and the dress lights up. >> it will be so much fun. >> it will be fun. >> loves to speak to us. in beautiful play. >> she loves to. >> this is the woofer. three different mode of play -- acoustic, electronic, and hound dog. >> name that song. >> great way to introduce music to kids. >> that's a great. and it also has an "off" switch. >> and it also has an "off" switch. let me introduce the new line called friends. it's construction for girls. >> all about -- >> pink. >> not just for the boys. about the way the girls play. this comes with mia, katherine, two horses. girls are going to play. they're going to decorate. leave it, come back. redecorate again. i love this line. it's flying off shelves.
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>> yeah. that should have been out in 1975. >> now for our boys who love to smash and bash and angry bird fans. mission mayhem. go for it. >> here we go. are you ready? >> my goodness. that was terrible. >> wasn't so good you. try again. you are building it. having a great time with it. there you go. >> and destroyed something. you're right. boys will love that. >> la-de-dah, a new fashion line. dee and her friends live in new york city, go to fashion school, and design their own line of clothing. inspired by things around them. each one come with a book and gives the girls an activity. >> come on, girls, more modesty, please. >> they're beautiful. fun for the kids to collect. in the movies right now. "wreck-it ralph." ralph is a video game character. always wrecking things. the bad guy. wants to be the good guy. here is what is fun. his wrecking ralph fists. >> how much damage could you do with these? they're soft. >> not a lot. they're nice and soft. a lot of fun. >> the boys -- think the girls
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will love these too. >> everybody will love them. >> specially siblings. take that, right. >> we love games. brings kids together. families together. telestrations, made for kids 12 and up. something to do for the older kids. it kind of reminds me of when we used the play telephone. >> love telephone. >> love telephone. now we are actually drawing words and pictures based on the cards. we started today with potluck. we went through this. we had a couple of pictures. and words. and when we were done, we got to i believe bag of money. >> bag of money kind of close to -- >> potluck. >> kind of. >> it is great. it brings everyone together. >> it does bring everyone together. it's a lot of fun. last but not least for our little aviators, this is fly line. so this is about flying this plane indoors and out. what i'm doing is i have actually going to take --
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>> all around. all around the house? >> no. it's actually attached to a pole. tethered. it goes around in a circle. do this indoor/out. and you are going to take off. fly. learn to land. you can play with your friend as well. when you get really good you can do loop de loops and stunts. it's really cool. >> very, very cool. >> you don't know how to do the yet? >> not yet. >> maybe next time. >> maybe next time. >> you did a great job. i won't take these out on you, okay, laurie. thank you so much for coming in. >> good. >> laurie schect. >> happy holidays. >> happy holidays. happy shopping to parents, aunts, uncles out there. and we'll be right back. >> ready. >> ready. >> here we go. >> i don't have my gloves on. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ♪
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♪ ♪ >> that was the co ♪ >> that was the incomparable rolling stones from the kickoff concert to their 50th
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anniversary tour. >> the band played two huge shows in london. so what is next for the legend? new york's barclay center coming up on saturday, december 8th. and then it's on to new jersey for two more tickets. ain't cheap. >> who doesn't love the stones? facebook question yesterday, what is your favorite rolling stones song? >> well, we got lots of great responses. joann says you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you might just get what you need. i have to remind myself of this constantly. don't we all. >> dan says one of the best rock songs written in man kind's history. gimme shelter, a haunting guitar intro that ushers in a summary of a generation's fears. still rings true to this day. i love it. >> well written, dan. >> kathy chimed in. said got to be satisfaction. that song lives on forever! hard to argue with that. >> this from thomas. i want to see rob do his impression. >> i don't remember doing a mick jagger impression on the show. i don't remember. the viewers, i swear i don't remember.
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i think i did it in private. >> you have done so many crazy things. >> exactly. i don't remember the mick jagger impersonation. >> whatever. you did it -- listen. >> an impersonation. >> he did this yesterday. i know h can do it. come on. rise up. be a man. >> i haven't had any. >> get some motivation. listen to this. this may take the buzz out of it. the average age for the four living members, two years older than the nine justices on the supreme court. >> that is amazing. i didn't think anyone was older than supreme court justices. >> only abraham lincoln is older than the supreme court and rolling stones. >> mick is how old? >> 69. >> how old are you? >> 34. >> come on. do your little -- see? there you go. eally meets your ns and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan,
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all right, this story i really love. we all know about all right. this story i really love. we all know about j-date, millionaire match, e-harmony. that bring people together. apparently there is a new site,
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i love here, brings people of similar political thinking together. >> like-minded. >> yes, indeed. red state date. aimed at republicans. blue state date. aimed at democrats. they say this is getting popular. they have thousands of customers now. they say the republican site has become a little more popular than the democratic site. republicans try to find love. they're a little upset right now. and it is doing really well in d.c. which has the highest women to men ratio in the country. 112 to 100. so take look at a spoof commercial. real site, but spoof commercial. take a listen. >> yeah, your friend jen she seems great. i really think we hit it off last night. >> she is a liberal. >> no. >> listen. i really didn't want to have to be the one to tell you this, but bruce is a conservative. >> what? no, but he seems so normal. >> did you see the gun in his pants? >> oh, that's what that is. >> and the sarah palin picture on his phone? [ phone ringing ] [ laughter ]
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>> that is fun. that's fun stuff. but here's the real question. could you date or be with someone who really was the polar opposite of you politically? i mean carville/matly marriages, how many are there? >> the majority do. >> important to a lot of folks. i get it. i get it. >> you know what a lot of partners don't want is a grumpy partner in the morning. >> that's true. >> that is the worst. a new study, studied 2,000 people in britain, and about 14% have even broken up with somebody because they were so cranky in the morning. listen to this. most folks wait until 8:00 before they say anything until -- to anyone. >> 8:00 for normal. 8:00 p.m. for us. >> what are we talk about here? half of the adults say they're grumpy. 43% avoid talking to their partner until they feel up to it. 21% ignore their children. >> oh. >> we call that putting them in front of the tv to watch dora.
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63% pretended to talk on t phone to dodge any unwanted chat while they may by on the subway or the bus. >> mornings are tough. people need some time to wake up to the world. it does take time. >> you are probably really cranky. >> if i haven't slept well. yes, stay away. >> this is important, all you facebook folks, copyright hoax going around. i have seen it. sure you have seen it. happened back in may, june. it's made a resurgence in the last few days. it's basically facebook recently changed its copy right provisions. don't believe it. it is a hoax. facebook released a statement. don't believe it, not true. if you are getting it on facebook.ú!
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this morning on "world news now" -- federal crackdown. the new mexico peanut butter plant linked to a huge this morning on "world news now" -- federal crackdown. the new mexico peanut butter plant linked to a huge salmonella scare ordered closed until further notice. >> and that order came hours before the factory was reset to reopen after an outbreak linked
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to 40 illnesses. it is tuesday, november 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> we were just lamenting that november's almost over. >> it with just labor day. it was just halloween. >> it was just february. >> all right. it was just january when you started. >> yeah, i know. >> that's coming up on a year. that's crazy to me. we're getting old. >> i'm crazy too. >> seven years in overnight time. good morning, everybody. i'm paula faris. we're going to explain what that federal crackdown on the peanut butter plant means to you in a moment. and then a new detailed warning about grapefruit and patients that are prescribed a long list of medications, the combination could be deadly if you take your pills with grapefruit juice.
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you think you're doing your body some good with the vitamin c. little do we all know until now a potent mix with the pills. >> who knew? >> i didn't. >> stay tuned for details. we will all learn something this morning. a south florida boater is counting his blessings -- that's for sure -- after an accident at sae. rescuers say he was hanging on to the lid from his cooler to stay afloat for seven long hours. see, that's why i always advocate taking a cooler no matter where you go. >> filled with what? >> sunny delight, purple drink. >> grapefruit juice. >> exactly. >> maybe not. also later this half hour, a look inside the unforgettable raid on osama bin laden's compound through the eyes of an american woman who is a hero. >> you've all heard about the navy s.e.a.l. team 6 now. another unsung hero getting her just due, very cool. >> seeing the me previews for the movie when i want to see argo, ooh, ooh, want to see that. >> looks good.
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but first, the fed slams the brakes on the largest organic peanut butter processor in the country as the company was about to reopen today. >> that's right. the fda crackdown prevents sunland from producing or distributing any food after dozens of people fell ill. abc's brandi hitt has the story. >> reporter: fda inspectors shut down the sunland company's processing plant in new mexico after finding salmonella throughout the facility. more than 40 people in 20 states, most of them children, have gotten sick from tainted peanut butter traced to this plant. >> all the illnesses that have been investigated are related to the peanut butter products from the one plant. >> reporter: sunland sells bulk, raw, and roasted peanuts and makes peanut butter sold at retail outlets. hundreds of peanut products have been recalled since the salmonella outbreak began in september. the fda warned consumers not to eat any peanut product made by sunland. so should you automatically toss
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it out? well, all peanut butter products with "best if used by" dates of march 1, 2011, or later should be discarded or returned immediately. the fda's decision against sunland is an extension of the new authority under the food safety law passed in 2011. sunland had planned to reopen its peanut processing plant tuesday. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> okay. so what does this mean? they now have a right to a hearing and must prove to the agency that their facilities are clean enough to reopen. but until they can prove that, they will be shut down. and they voluntarily shut down their facilities in september when this happened. >> you sometimes hear about the fda getting involved after something that got a lot of people sick. but it's good to see some proactive stances here as opposed to reactive stance from the fda. >> sunland, 11 product lots of nut butter showed the presence of salmonella between june 2009 and september 2012. so this is not their first blemish on their record. >> not at all.
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bad nut butter gets you every time. and now to a major warning about a staple on the breakfast table. grapefruit as well as grapefruit juice. canadian researchers say taking prescription medication with grapefruit juice can cause harmful or fatal interactions. those interactions involve 85 oral medications, including pills that treat heart problems, pain, and psychiatric conditions. now, grapefruit contains a chemical that can interfere with the way that drugs are absorbed into one's body. doctors recommend taking pills with water to avoid dangerous complications. >> it always comes back to water, huh? >> mm-hmm. well, federal agents used cyber monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year, to announce a sweeping crackdown on counterfeit goods sold over the internet. investigators seized 132 domain names and number of countries to stop them from selling bogus merchandise including phony nfl jerseys, designer handbags, even computer software.
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agents warn that if the price seems too good to be true, yep, it's probably a rip-off. and it is a national day of mourning in bangladesh for the victims of the deadly garment factory fire. labor leaders are hoping global outrage over conditions at the factory twill lead to lasting changes. with more here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: the factory was a death trap, and it was no secret. the fire broke out on the ground floor as hundreds of workers were upstairs on a late night shift, producing jackets and trousers for the holiday rush, for stores, including walmart. fire officials say the only way out was down open staircases that fed into the flames. some workers died as they jumped from higher floors. firemen have now recovered at least 112 bodies in what has become a grisly fact of life, the workers in bangladesh garment factories. ♪ shook me all night long
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>> reporter: as we found in an abc world news investigation earlier this year, many of the best known american retailers, including tommy hilfinger and the gap have been drawn to bangladesh, drawn by the cheapest labor in the world, as low as 21 cents an hour, producing clothes in crowded deplorable conditions that would be illegal most anywhere else, certainly in the u.s. >> cheapest place, worst conditions, most dangerous conditions for workers and yet orders continue to pour in. >> reporter: it turns out walmart inspectors warned last year the factory had violations and/or conditions, which were deemed to be high risk, according to a document on the factory website. yet walmart clothes continued to be made at the factory. according to workers groups, who found clothing with walmart private label faded glory in the burned out remains this weekend. walmart has confirmed one of the suppliers did place orders for its clothes to be made at the factory.
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but walmart, famed for its tight control of its supply chain, says it was done without its knowledge and violated walmart's policies. the company says it has now fired the supplier and its thoughts are with the families of those who died making their clothes. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> sears distancing themselves too. they said they have not used that particular factory since 2011. but i thought what was kind of sad is the company that makes clothes for shaun p. diddy, that clothing line, they issued a statement, and they talked to their investors just recently. the first thing that they said is it won't have any material impact on the financial performance. and then they said, oh, we express our condolences to the victims. >> the numbers tell it all. fire, december 2010, killed 29, 2006, a fired killed 23. another fire, 2006, killed 63. more than 60 workers have died in a number of smaller fires over the past six years. this is not an isolated incident. over the years we've seen dozens and dozens of people die in similar tragedies like this. it's sad.
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they have to do something like we do in this country in terms of safety. >> and so far the families of the victims getting $1,200, only $1,200 from shaun p. diddy's clothing line. >> better lawyers in bangladesh. sad day in the indianapolis neighborhood devastated by an explosion earlier this month. demolition of damaged houses could begin today. there are orders for 29 homes damaged in that blast to now be taken down. four others are being maintained as police continue investigating what's being call and an intentional natural gas explosion. so far no arrests have been made. a dramatic rescue off the coast of florida. south florida rather. a fisherman had to be saved after his boat was capsized by a giant wave. the man was pulled to safety by rescuers after spending seven long hours in the water. he stayed alive the entire time by clinging to the top of his cooler.
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his girlfriend says he couldn't reach his life jacket because everything happened too quickly. >> he was -- i don't know. the boat, the wake was too big. it basically capsized the boat. he says it happened to fast and he wasn't able to grab or do smeg. >> quick thinking. paramedics took the man to the hospital. he is expected to be okay. his brother who was also on board the boat managed to swim to shore after the accident. resourceful. used the top of the cooler. >> matter shrinking, dude. >> mm-hmm. >> parts of the northeast are bracing for a blast of wintry weather and a very messy morning commute today. this is what it looked like in buffalo over the weekend. now much of the same is expected today from west virginia into pennsylvania and into new jersey as well. a slushy wet snowfall will make it tough for drivers to get around. new york city as well. and philly and d.c. are getting hit also. with a mix of snow and some heavy rain. i know it's not officially winter, but it will feel and
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look like it is today, which is why i hate this time of year. >> uncle rob doesn't want to go sledding with the children? >> uncle rob wants to be on the couch with a hot toddy. >> i can see that. all right. well, those who have carolina panthers quarterback cam newton in their fantasy football league should be quite happy this morning. cam simply went off last night on "monday night football" throwing a pair of first half touchdowns against the eagles. >> he wasn't done there. he also punched in two t.d.s from short yardage in the second half of the game, and that was all the panthers needed. they win this one, 30-22. but it's not all glory here. both teams now stand at 3 and 8 for the year. so playoff chances a little slim. i think after what, 13, 14 years as eagles head coach, this could be the swan song for andy reid. >> indeed. >> he could be out of there. certainly a rough season in the city of brotherly love this year the end of an era possibly for eagles football. my second favorite team. >> yeah.
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combined, saints and eagles have eight wins this year. how many losses? we won't do that. >> yeah, you're right. >> seven straight losses this season. started 3 and 1. >> ugly. ugly. ugly. ugly. all right. coming up, one of the most unforgettable military takedowns in american history and the heroine who made that happen. first, a huge internet retailer's operation on cyber monday. and who's been tracking your online shopping habits this season? you're watching "world news now." ♪ the only place you want to be is underneath the christmas tree ♪ ♪ hang me up and put me on top >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by febreze air effects. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by febreze air effects. take a deep breath for me. describe the smell. it's very pleasant. fresh. some kind of flower maybe? remove the blindfold... awww, oh yuck! i didn't smell any of that!
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welcome back, everyone, a national shopping spree took place yesterday. welcome back, everyone, a national shopping spree took place yesterday. tens of millions logging on to grab the cyber monday deals. >> thanks to constant digital tracking we already know what folks bought, when they bought it, what they bought, what they could buy in the future, their cholesterol average, bowling average, family history. we know everything. with more here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: across the country, from so-called couch commerce at home to the cubicle at work, americans were buying at a record pace and having every bit of their online behavior tracked. we know that at least half of cyber monday purchases were made from a work computer while the boss wasn't looking, mainly
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between noon and 2:00 p.m. browsing reaches a peak in the evening. the most purchased items are consumer electronics, phones and tablets, followed by clothing like jeans and sweaters. and in a growing trend, we know that more than ever before, people are doing it on the go. from a mobile device. many while walking the aisles inside a store. in fact, an estimated 48 million shoppers now do something called show rooming, checking out a product or price in the real world before buying online. >> personalized shopping, and it's really becoming quite sophisticated. and it's, in a sense, benefiting the consumer. >> reporter: no one has perfected online shopping like amazon. they gave us rare access to one of the company's 80 massive fulfillment centers where we ordered a video game, watched it pulled from a shelf by hand, then sent it on its way through miles of conveyer belts before being boxed up. the company doesn't only sell
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just about everything. it uses sophisticated programs to track your online habits. a fully customized shopping experience to not only match prices, but increasingly, match your desire. >> i log on, and automatically, you know, you guys are suggesting i might want this and that. >> we have teams of supersmart people who build algorithms to create personalized recommendations for our customers. >> reporter: one thing about online shopping, people return a lot more. up to 35% of online purchases are returned versus 18% from traditional stores. by the way, the video game that i purchased from amazon, it showed up here from phoenix almost before i did, complete with a handwritten message inside, "happy holidays from abc news." neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> and, rob, i know this is actually subsidizing your holiday spending season because you're working a second job, but can you go find the pink tuxedo
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that worked for you? speed it up, rob. >> leave here every day. i have bills to pay. expensive here in new york. do what you got to do. >> we'll be right back. >> announcer: "world news now" continues afte
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welcome back, everyone. the search for osama bin laden, it was probably the greatest manhunt in american history. >> so how did the navy s.e.a.l.s know exactly how to find them? this one is our "favorite story of the day" as we now know it was through the tenacity of one young cia agent. martha raddatz has more. >> reporter: it is the story everyone thinks they know. the stealthy nighttime raid by the elite s.e.a.l. team 6, sweeping into the bin laden compound in pakistan. >> you're in the elements, in the wind, you're in the sand, the sound of the rotor wash, and you can't see anything. >> reporter: "zero dark 30" has it all. but the oscar-winning team
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behind the "hurt locker" focused on a stunning new twist in the bin laden story at the center of this decade-long manhunt, a tough, young, female cia officer. >> action! >> reporter: played in the movie by jessica chastain. >> frankly i didn't want to use you guys with your dip, your velcro, and your gear. i wanted to drop the bomb. >> i was blown away when i realized at the heart of the hunt was a young woman who had a tenacity and a dedication and a courage. she would never say no. >> and you're going to kill him for me. >> reporter: it was maya, as she is called, who relentlessly focused on a long-forgotten bin laden courier, the link that would lead to the terrorist himself. >> got him? >> got him. >> reporter: i'm curious how she felt about it, at what point she knew she would be the focus of the movie. >> a lot of people that i spoke to were in an unusual position the they were proud of what they had done and yet they had more or less resigned themselves to
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the fact that what they had done is not something they could talk about publicly. >> reporter: for one very good reason. hollywood movie or not, many of the real stars of this film like maya are likely back at work, back in the shadows. martha raddatz, abc news, los angeles. >> wow! who knew? that's awesome. >> i know. >> out january 11th. do you want to go see that? >> i think we all should see that. piece of history. built a full-scale compound. no typical hollywood stuff. they built the facade, replica, right there in jordan. this is very authentic. >> "zero dark 30" comes from the time they landed at 12:30. >> go see it. >> zero dark 30 comes from the time they landed at 12. 30. >> go see it. ges and i want new cooling relief! ugh. how do you feel? now i'm cold. hmm. this is a better choice. new cepacol sensations cools instantly,
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♪ ♪ ♪ wow. "gangnam style" still rocking number one. when social media began, everyone was enraptured with facebook posts of dinners, workouts, wedding photos, kid photos. now that social media is part of everyday light. people are feeling the need to document their live latsle bit more thoroughly for all the world to see. >> thorough is the key word. from pregnancy to weight loss, it seems everybody has a story to tell. >> reporter: call it a prequel, a home movie showing mom, showing the morning sickness, the first precious images of emma, and cameos from dad who put the video together. the whole time we see the belly get bigger and bigger, with
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400,000 hits and counting on youtube, emma may be a future box office star. >> the lifetime of children. first-time moms are digital natives, keeping track of everything in their lives. they're not very shy about it. >> reporter: take this stop motion video shot by a couple in march which has over 9 million youtube views. and it's not just pregnancy. social media has sparked a super-sharing trend as we document every part of our lives. like this woman who turned her goal of losing 160 pounds into an online project called changing room. >> the photos were something i could keep with me as a refs and i could flip through them and look at the picture, do i want to go backward, forward, continue with progress? >> reporter: and then there's 16-year-old talen nightwalker, determined to take a photo with as many species as portion from geese to grizzly. 840 down, 25,000 to go. >> we feel like we are posting has to be great and want to one-up one another and pressure
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to do better. >> so easy, apps string together still photos into animation and even add music. just remember to keep the background and your outfit the same, and like all hollywood blockbusters, save the show stopper for the end. >> oh. i like that. >> we need to document what you and i look like our first day on the shift and what we look like later. >> worse than the president. [ laughter ] >> its like we'
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good tuesday morning. merning. >> merning. >> i'm paula faris. so much fun to say that. >> so do i. i like that. merning. >> i'm rob nelson. we'll find out how much snow is going to fall today and where. coming up in just a second. but also this half hour, higher taxes on the table as the country edges closer to that fiscal cliff at the end of the year. some republican lawmakers are rethinking their promise not to raise the taxes. and then here's a tax problem worth having, the tax bill on the record, $425 million powerball jackpot that's up for grabs wednesday night. people across the country are dreaming. >> and we all know the chances are beyond slim. you know, think the money you're putting down is for the fantasy,
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just that moment where you go, "man, if i won this, wouldn't have that be great." you're buying that moment of escape. not buying a real shot. >> you're very familiar with fantasizing, right? >> oh, yeah. >> money. winning. >> helps you get through the day. and later they're back. 'tis the season for my favorite family, the griswolds, what got them together for 30 seconds after 23 years. can't believe it's been that long. details on exactly what they're doing coming up in "the skinny." if you do not like national lampoon's "christmas vacation." you have no soul. funniest holiday movie ever. love the griswolds. >> coming from a man who has a heart as big as the grinch. no, i'm kidding. you've got a big heart. >> thank you. but we begin with a slushy ride to work for millions of commuters in the northeast. many towns blanketed in white this morning. >> after buffalo got slammed with a messy snowfall. a new storm is poised to dump snow from new england to the mid-atlantic. nearly a half foot expected in mountains of pennsylvania and west virginia. and a mixture of wet snow and rain will menace drivers from d.c. to bean town.
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>> i love snow. road crews were out in force across pennsylvania, salting and spraying highways and local streets ahead of the storm. many commuters say they plan to get an early start this morning. probably not as early as we got. even if the snowfall turns out to be fairly light, the timing couldn't be much worse. >> it's coming at a bad time, so if you don't treat it the right way during the rush hour, you could get some slippery spots. that's why it's important that we attack this the same way as any storm. >> we're just going to suggest that you call off sick. hundreds of salt trucks are standing by this morning. the storm is expected to be a quick hitter though. >> your favorite. now let's get into accuweather forecast now, the latest on what could be the messy commute this morning for millions around the country. >> meteorologist jim dickey is tracking the snow for us. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob, paula. tracking a storm system here, gathering as we head on through the early morning hours. take a look at radar and satellite imagery, the northeast, mid-atlantic, see the conditions, the ingredients
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coming together. an upper-level disturbance that's sliding out of the great lakes, frontal boundary hanging out here across portions of the southeast. see the heavy rainfall involved with that. as the two come together we will watch an area of low pressure develop. will bring wintry weather. many spots across the mid-atlantic around the freezing point. this will be a mixed event. some spots, rain, include the d.c. area. further northward, central pennsylvania, toward new york city, a swath of 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected. so as you head out on the roadways early this morning, give yourself some extra time. rob and paula, back to you. >> all righty. meteorologist jim dickey and accuweather. thanks for that report. one month after hurricane sandy, there's an astounding new price tag on the storm. new york governor andrew cuomo now estimates that repairs for the state and new york city will top $32 billion. another $9 billion may be needed to prevent damage from future storms. cuomo says that sandy affected many more people and places than did hurricane katrina.
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and next door in new jersey, which suffered $30 billion in losses, governor chris christie just announced he's running for re-election. christie's won praise and new found popularity with his handling of hurricane sandy. he says he is going to seek another term next year. so he can continue leading the state through the long recovery. and he, won back in 2009 by 86,000 votes. so far no democratic challenger has put their name in the hat, but we're hearing rumbles of potentially newark mayor cory booker. another popular politician who has kind of gained, you know, some voice on the national stage. should be interesting. i wonder how two things will impact him in terms of his standing within the gop. number one, of course, the famous scene of christie and the president during hurricane sandy when he was very praiseworthy, you know, of the president, the speech at the convention, republican convention where he kind of talked -- according to critics, he talked a lot more about himself than governor romney.
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the stat was 17 minutes into the speech before he said the name romney. remember that? you wonder how the gop now feels about him. he is a popular guy. so -- >> got to strike while the iron is hot. >> that's right. everyone has their turn. we'll see. in other news now, the president's likely choice as next secretary of state begins making her round today on capitol hill. susan rice meets behind closed doors with some top republican lawmakers. of course, they have been critical of her comments on the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. senator john mccain is chief among her critics, but he has since backed off his threat to block her nomination. the two are set to meet tuesday. what a fascinating chat that will be. >> i'm sure they will embrace. also on capitol hill, signs of a growing republican revolt. lawmakers who promised not to raise taxes are now reconsidering. >> they're trying to avoid the fiscal cliff, which looms in just more than a month. abc's karen travers is in washington with the latest. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. there seems to be a realization sinking in for lawmakers from both parties that they're going to have to compromise to reach a deal. but for many republicans, that
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may mean breaking a long-standing pledge on taxes. >> reporter: the senate's back in session, and the countdown to the fiscal cliff now stands at five weeks. if congress doesn't act, $650 billion in spending cuts and tax increases automatically go into effect on january 1st. there are now increasing signs that republicans may be willing to deal on the most controversial issue -- taxes. but for many republicans, doing just that would mean breaking a pledge to not raise taxes and taking the political risks that come with it. the "no new taxes" pledge is the brainchild of grover norquist, president of americans for tax reform. >> what the pledge does, of course, is allows elected officials to make it clear openly to the american voters where they stand. >> reporter: norquist may not be a household name outside the beltway, but here in washington he carries significant weight as
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evidenced by the hundreds of republican lawmakers who have signed his pledge over the years. even as top republicans signal they are willing to compromise there's still a catch. the white house indicated everything is part of the discussion. >> all three legs of the stool will have to be part of it. >> reporter: president obama has tapped treasury secretary tim geithner to lead negotiations on these fiscal cliff talks. rob and paula, back to you. >> both sides are going to have to give a little. both sides. should be interesting. the president now trying to make a public push. he's meeting with business leaders to try to sell this plan. and the white house is warning closer and closer, the average family will pay $2,200 more a year in taxes if we go over the cliff by the end of the year. >> republicans coupling this with the entitlement program saying, we will do this if -- comes down to say they're closing tax loopholes, yes, we will do so. raising taxes, they don't want to do so. >> that's the thing. the president said during the first news conference, look, i understand the loophole argument you're making, but that is not
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enough money to get us where we need to be. seems to be a divide there. intense negotiations you can imagine behind closed doors and in front of the camera. >> closer we get the more leverage the president has. >> merry christmas, everybody. well, moving on now to a unique brand of football from northern minnesota, the star of the show is sunny, the golden lab, as you can call -- >> not sunny hostin. >> no, sunny -- no, no. >> she would be offended. >> call the pup a veteran. that's for sure. she's 13 years old. like a senior citizen running on the gridiron. >> sunny's owner plays quarterback. he says during their daily practices they usually run through about 30 plays, which sunny has memorized. he also says sunny isn't going for hail marys anymore. their playback is more slants and quick passes. >> we might need sunny for my new orleans saints, you could say. oh, low blow against the black and gold. hurts. it hurts. but impressed by that dog. it's good. >> you're seriously impressed by a dog. >> not the usual cute and fuzzy story. it's doing something.
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an athlete dog. >> something useful? >> yeah. i get into that. i get into that. don't want to upset the animal folks. they always rip me a new one on facebook. don't want to anger them, the holidays. i'll take it easy. coming up next, stop watching my show. that's what a tv star is telling everyone. a bizarre p.r. move you could say. >> are you saying that? >> no, i need the money. >> please watch all four of you. including our parents. your chances of winning the big $425 million powerball jackpot and the lottery games you should try instead. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by sodastream. weather brought to you by sodastream. you by soda stream. ♪ money changes everything
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♪ i said money money changes everything ♪ ♪ i said money money changes everything ♪ ♪ money changes everything >> well, as the notorious b.i.g. once said, "mo money, mo problems." baby, baby. >> great philosopher. >> winning hundreds of millions of dollars, of course, is a dream these days, but having that kind of cash can change a person and his or her entire life. >> let's welcome that change. but sometimes it really doesn't. abc's sharyn alfonsi checks in with the nebraska eight. >> reporter: remember the eight meat-packing workers who captured the nation's imagination when they won $22 million each with a single
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ticket? >> i've been retired for about four days now. >> reporter: we checked in. remember dave galey, the sanitation supervisor who showed up to work for three weeks after he won? >> we couldn't leave them in a bind. >> reporter: galey told us he finally took some vacations, bought a nissan, and sold his two-bedroom house for a three-bedroom one in lincoln. we found seven of the eight winners still live in lincoln. population, 260,000. >> when i see them today, i think their values are the same. >> reporter: most of the winners that day were family men. but not all. >> are you married? >> no. it's all mine. >> reporter: that was chastity, a few years ago she did get married. the lucky guy, rob stewart right there. he, too, was one of the lucky eight. his ex-wife got half of his winnings. >> big money tonight -- >> reporter: how can you increase your odds? are there lessons from the nebraska eight? their winning ticket was chosen by a computer. experts say quick picks and personal numbers have the same chance of winning. one in 175 million. the only way to increase your chances of winning is to buy
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more tickets. but the more everyone buys, the less likely you are to win. >> because a lot of people buy tickets, it actually makes the tickets a bad bet. >> reporter: search for lotteries that have smaller jack pots and also smaller frenzies. in those lotteries stay away from common lucky numbers, 3, 7, 11. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> we can only dream. >> just the thought. >> let's buy 750 million tickets. >> that's wise. >> the chances. that will bring us to the facebook question of the day. >> what would you do with $425 million big ones? log on to wnnfans.com. share your dreams with us. it is nice to dream when the lotto gets this big. >> well, we know that we would get about $5 million after taxes. so what would do you with $5 million? >> a little more, a little more, a little more. >> donate it to the fiscal cliff. >> oh, yeah. i'm sure most folks would do that. coming up next, why one star
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of the show "two and a half men" is saying something very bizarre about the show. and enlightening new appearances from the cast of "christmas family vacation." it's is all next in "the skinny." >> announcer: pi@$@ t@
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holiday movies this time of year, national lampoons stma ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ i don't know about you guys out there. one of my favorite holiday movies this time of year, national lampoon's "christmas vacation." i laugh every time, and i've watched it 4,000 times. well, apparently old navy, bless their heart, they're getting family back together. 23 years after the original movie for a new ad for some interesting pants that old navy is putting out there this season. they got the griswolds, chevy chase, beverly d'angelo, and juliette lewis who played their dart in the movie to get back together to do the commercial. >> ready? >> want me to do the drum roll thing? >> it's okay. here goes nothing. ♪ >> clark? >> ow. dad! >> sorry! >> behold the griswolds' lightacular! >> and there you see the pants
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lighting up instead of the house. the family is flipping out about the pants while clark flips out about the insanely lit house. i love the griswolds. i love that movie. get this too. the cast will get back together in october for the 29th anniversary of national lampoon's "vacation," the original movie, which is insane. so good to see the griswolds back together. love that movie. >> do you watch "two and a half men?" >> i used to. >> well, jake, played by angus t. jones. wants you to stop watching it. he played on the show. he wants out of it. he came to the conclusion of taking an evangelism class, god is good and became really convicted the show is filth. he posted it on youtube channel sitting next to a seventh day adventist pastor christopher hudson. take a listen to what he had to say about "two and a half men." >> jake from "two and a half men" means nothing. a nonexistent character. "two and a half men" if you watch "two and a half men," please stop watching "two and a half men."
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i am on "two and a half men." i don't want to be on it. please stop watching it. please stop filling your head with filth, please. >> please stop filling your head with filth. he's been on the show since he was young, 2003, making $350,000 an episode, but says he wants to leave the show. no comment yet from the show. >> warning against watching it. after he made his millions, eight, nine, ten seasons. fascinating. >> maybe he'll retroactively donate the money. >> we can only hope. we'll see if that comes to pass. cbs, have fun with that little controversy. >> yeah. all right. well, i had a big day yesterday. down at "good morning america" doing a live hit on something about the casey anthony case. a big day, alicia keyes was performing. i could stalk her. after the show was over i waited in the hallway to get a picture with the lovely ms. keyes. >> you did not. i did. posted it on facebook too. folks had great comments. and folks, christmas came early. and met alicia, as lovely, pretty, and sweet as she is talented. she sounded great. so i had a big moment in times square studio. thank you, alicia. she has stolen my heart.
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i am in love again. i just want to put that out there. >> that's actually her holiday card. that's a preview. [ laughter ] >> i wish. okay. real quickly, 3.5 million tuned in for lindsay lohan's performance of "liz & dick" on lifetime. 3.5. apparently she tells sources at "huffington post," say friends, she wasn't prepared for the harsh criticism. she is devastated by the response to the film. hollywood reporter comparing it lifetime drama, to an "snl" skit. others saying she was sleepwalking through scenes. uh-oh. >> ooh. apparently she tells sources at huffington post say friend say she wasn't prepared for the harsh criticism. she is devastated by the response to the film. hollywood reporter comparing it lifetime drama, to an snl skit. others saying she was sleepwalking through scenes. uh-oh. >> ooh. i've been coloring liz's hair for years.
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♪ but you've got to have friends ♪ but you've got to have friends the feelings so strong ♪ >> by the way, alicia's new album comes out today. just wanted to plug my boo's project. >> still talking about alicia? >> drops today. >> i'm going to make you a big stalker sign. for a while, 16 years, oprah winfrey and david letterman were mortal talk show enemies. >> that's right. the public feud between these two high-powered talk show hosts was one of the most talked about battles on tv. the two have since buried the hatchet years ago. in fact, now they're doing some joint appearances. jenna coy reports from indianapolis. >> reporter: oprah winfrey shared her signature wisdom with ball state university students monday. she appeared before a crowd of more than 3,000 as part of alum david letterman's professional lecture and workshop series and got a rousing welcome. >> ladies and gentlemen, do me a
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favor. please welcome oprah winfrey. [ cheers and applause ] >> everybody is on the journey. the adventure of your life is to discover what your journey is. >> reporter: dave was a big draw too, but it was oprah, students were looking to for inspiration. and this media icon from humble beginnings didn't disappoint with nugget after nugget of powerful insights. >> if there was a number one reason why you've been able to be successful in your life, for me it is listening to that still small voice. it has guided me in every major decision. >> right. >> and when i get in big trouble is when i don't pay attention, i don't heed it. i really did believe that there was a power greater than myself. that that ruling my life. i really -- i really did believe.
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>> jenna coy for abc newings, muncie. >> i love that they came together after that long, long feud, which broke a few years ago. >> 2005. >> and they both came from humble beginnings and became monster stars and all that. i actually think there is a lot to learn from the way both of them have done their thing. >> you were actually there to watch it live. >> would love to have been. >> look at that. you see. me and oprah. >> you look very matching. >> love for your boo. >> i have no beef with oprah. i have no beef with oprah. just get me a job, please. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. with us for "good
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morning america." have a terrific tuesday. this morning, putting on the pressure. >> the president and top republicans in a race, now, to avoid those year-end tax hikes, as more republicans revolt against that signed pledge not to raise